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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Wisconsin Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Wisconsin metro area was $58,029 in 2016, the latest figures available. Milwaukee median household income is $1,218 higher than the median Wisconsin household income and $412 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Milwaukee median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Wisconsin $56,811 +0.83% +7.13%
Milwaukee $58,029 +1.88% +8.39%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Milwaukee is $58,029. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $60,628 and is now $2,599 (4.29%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,537 in 2013, real median household income for Milwaukee has now grown by $4,492 (8.39%).

Real Median Household Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2016 $57,617 $56,811 $58,029
2015 $56,480 $56,341 $56,958
2014 $54,398 $53,349 $53,898
2013 $53,838 $53,032 $53,537
2012 $53,701 $53,375 $54,991
2011 $53,879 $53,765 $54,052
2010 $55,093 $53,942 $54,793
2009 $56,180 $55,925 $58,197
2008 $58,000 $58,073 $60,628
2007 $58,736 $58,548 $60,193
2006 $57,677 $58,059 $59,842
2005 $56,832 $57,892 $58,302

Milwaukee Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Milwaukee was $77,400 in 2016. Compared to the median Wisconsin family income, Milwaukee median family income is $4,509 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Milwaukee will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Wisconsin $72,891 +1.57% +7.81%
Milwaukee $77,400 +4.21% +9.79%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Milwaukee is $77,400. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $78,085 and is now $685 (0.88%) lower. From a post peak low of $70,501 in 2013, real median family income for Milwaukee has now grown by $6,899 (9.79%).

Real Median Family Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2016 $71,062 $72,891 $77,400
2015 $69,122 $71,765 $74,272
2014 $66,820 $68,115 $71,141
2013 $65,977 $67,613 $70,501
2012 $65,363 $68,109 $72,839
2011 $65,564 $67,994 $72,153
2010 $66,721 $68,349 $72,661
2009 $68,329 $70,070 $74,965
2008 $70,638 $73,153 $78,085
2007 $70,813 $72,701 $77,390
2006 $69,670 $72,179 $76,702
2005 $68,618 $72,078 $76,167

Milwaukee Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Milwaukee was $33,317 in 2016. Compared to the median Wisconsin per capita income, Milwaukee median per capita income is $2,415 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Milwaukee will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Milwaukee Wisconsin

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Wisconsin $30,902 +3.23% +9.26%
Milwaukee $33,317 +4.43% +11.23%

Trends in Milwaukee, WI Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $33,317, the per capita income for Milwaukee was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Milwaukee

Date US Wisconsin Milwaukee
2016 $31,128 $30,902 $33,317
2015 $30,358 $29,936 $31,904
2014 $29,288 $28,603 $30,623
2013 $29,041 $28,282 $29,953
2012 $28,558 $28,218 $29,768
2011 $28,494 $27,965 $29,685
2010 $28,687 $28,025 $29,719
2009 $29,542 $28,970 $30,789
2008 $30,755 $30,023 $31,722
2007 $30,894 $30,089 $31,949
2006 $30,078 $29,611 $31,842
2005 $30,768 $30,431 $32,528